New Wakefield MP Simon Lightwood says Labour is ‘rebuilding the red wall’

N ew Wakefield MP Simon Lightwood has said Labour is “rebuilding the red wall” as the party reclaimed the West Yorkshire seat from the Conservatives. Mr Lightwood was elected with a majority of 4,925 on a swing of 12.7% from the Tories to Labour. Wakefield had been a Labour seat continuously from 1932 until 2019, … Read more

Tories braced for trouble as votes counted in crunch by-elections

B oris Johnson faces the potential loss of two Tory seats as votes are counted in by-elections which could lead to further questions about his leadership. Ballots were cast in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton after contests triggered by Conservative MPs resigning in disgrace. With Labour challenging in the red wall seat in West Yorkshire … Read more